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  1. Evaluation of the fitbark activity monitor for measuring physical activity in dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Colpoys, J., Decock, D.

    Accelerometers track changes in physical activity which can indicate health and welfare concerns in dogs. The FitBark 2 (FitBark) is an accelerometer for use with dogs; however, no studies have externally validated this tool. The objective of this study was to evaluate FitBark criterion...

  2. Stepping out of the shadows of Alzheimer's disease: a phenomenological hermeneutic study of older people with Alzheimer's disease caring for a therapy dog

    | Contributor(s):: Swall, A., Ebbeskog, B., Lundh Hagelin, C., Fagerberg, I.

  3. Of feral cats and pet cats

    | Contributor(s):: Bruce A. Vojak

    Early last summer an article in our local newspaper caught my eye. Some well-deserved visibility was given to my friend, Dick Warner (Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences), for the findings arising from his study of ferali and pet cats. Dick and his colleagues...

  4. Evaluation of a novel canine activity monitor for at-home physical activity analysis

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    | Contributor(s):: Jonathan M. Yashari, Colleen G. Duncan, Felix M. Duerr

    Background: Accelerometers are motion-sensing devices that have been used to assess physical activity in dogs. However, the lack of a user-friendly, inexpensive accelerometer has hindered the widespread use of this objective outcome measure in veterinary research. Recently, a smartphone-based,...

  5. Is that fear? Domestic dogs' use of social referencing signals from an unfamiliar person

    | Contributor(s):: Yong, MinHooi, Ruffman, T.

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether dogs could successfully interpret a 'social referencing' cue (either happiness or fear) toward an object after viewing a human emotional expression. Fearful expressions are more likely to be unfamiliar to dogs, and thus they may not understand the...

  6. Doggone it! Pets are good for your heart

  7. An evaluation of a dog bite prevention intervention in the pediatric emergency department

    | Contributor(s):: Dixon, C. A., Pomerantz, W. J., Hart, K. W., Lindsell, C. J., Mahabee-Gittens, E. M.

  8. Choosing between the emotional dog and the rational pal: a moral dilemma with a tail

    | Contributor(s):: Topolski, R., Weaver, J. N., Martin, Z., McCoy, J.

  9. Cremation services upon the death of a companion animal: views of service providers and service users

    | Contributor(s):: Chur-Hansen, A.

  10. Differences in evaluation of a dog's temperament by individual members of the same household

    | Contributor(s):: Jakuba, T., Polcova, Z., Fedakova, D., Kottferova, J., Marekova, J., Fejsakova, M., Ondrasovicova, O., Ondrasovic, M.

  11. Differences in serotonin serum concentration between aggressive English cocker spaniels and aggressive dogs of other breeds

    | Contributor(s):: Amat, M., Brech, S. le, Camps, T., Torrente, C., Mariotti, V. M., Ruiz, J. L., Manteca, X.

  12. Dog as a second language: a primer for humans

    | Contributor(s):: Reisner, I.

  13. Domestication and the dog: embodying home

    | Contributor(s):: Power, E. R.

  14. Early life exposures to home dampness, pet ownership and farm animal contact and neuropsychological development in 4 year old children: a prospective birth cohort study

    | Contributor(s):: Casas, L., Torrent, M., Zock, J. P., Doekes, G., Forns, J., Guxens, M., Taubel, M., Heinrich, J., Sunyer, J.

  15. Looking after chronically ill dogs: impacts on the caregiver's life

    | Contributor(s):: Christiansen, S. B., Kristensen, A. T., Sandoe, P., Lassen, J.

  16. Peace of mind: managing the conflicting interests of pets and their owners

    | Contributor(s):: Dawson, S. E.

  17. Study of aggression by dogs, according to the kind of interaction between dog and victim and motivating circumstances in the accidents, Municipality of Sao Paulo, 2008 to 2009Estudo das agressoes por caes, segundo tipo de interacao entre cao e vitima

    | Contributor(s):: Paranhos, N. T., Silva, E. A., Bernardi, F., Mendes, M. C. N. C., Junqueira, D. M. A. G., Souza, I. O. M., Albuquerque, J. O. M., Alves, J. C. M., Machado, M. N. P.

  18. The link between animal abuse and family violence.

    | Contributor(s):: Arkow, P.

  19. Vet's role in helping grieving owners

    | Contributor(s):: McParlin, P.

  20. Walking sole mates: dogs motivating, enabling and supporting guardians' physical activity

    | Contributor(s):: Higgins, J. W., Temple, V., Murray, H., Kumm, E., Rhodes, R.